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Chloe Daykin

Friday 30th August


Author and illustrator Chloe Daykin will be at Atkinson-Pryce decorating our window to promote her latest book "Fire Girl Forest Boy".   Come along and meet her or watch her at work.

Maya has to escape. She's on the run in a country she doesn't know and has no idea who to trust. Raul is escaping too - travelling back to his home where a terrible tragedy happened, ready to stir up trouble.

When their paths collide in the middle of the jungle, the sparks begin to fly.  As modern world corruption meets the magic and legends of ancient times, can Maya draw on her hidden light to find the way through to the truth?  A book about light, about magic and belief, and about unlocking your own potential, from the critically acclaimed author of Fish Boy and The Boy Who Hit Play.


Beyond Borders International Festival 2019


Saturday 24th August - Sunday 25th August at Traquair House, Innerleithen.

Come along to this fascinating festival of literature and thought and pay us a visit in our pop-up bookshop!

Beyond Borders International Festival is a weekend-long event encompassing panel discussions and debates alongside a programme of music, visual and performing arts, film, spoken word, and well-being activities such as meditation, yoga, walks, and cycle rides.

For full information on this event and tickets visit their website here.


Ambrose Parry

Thursday 5th September

Atkinson-Pryce  7.30 pm

Husband and wife team Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman, aka Ambrose Parry, join us for a launch of their new book "The Art of Dying".

There's a fine line between kill and cure. Edinburgh, 1849. Despite Edinburgh being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless.

But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson. A whispering campaign seeks to blame him for the death of a patient in suspicious circumstances. Simpson's protege Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher are determined to clear their patron's name.

Tickets £6 from Atkinson-Pryce



Anna Ludwig

Wednesday 11th September

Atkinson-Pryce  7.30 pm

Editor Anna Ludwig and some of the contibutors will join us at the bookshop for a launch of the book.  Come and hear them talk about this very interesting subject.

This book brings together music therapists who have worked in the challenging and rewarding world of children's palliative care. Examining techniques from working just with the breath, to technological advances in music therapy such as assistive recording and electronic downloading, it highlights the benefits music therapy can bring when working alongside children and young people. Drawing on the knowledge of expert music therapists, the book provides accessible guidance that practitioners can apply to their own work, including on professional development as part of a multi-disciplinary team, service evaluation, and managing publicity in the hospice setting.



Biggar Science Festival presents Johnny Ball

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September

More information here.


Alexander McCall Smith

Tuesday 8th October

Elphinstone Hotel  2.30 pm

Join us for afternoon tea at the Elphinstone and be entertained by this master storyteller - and hear about his latest books.  The author will be promoting the new titles from No 1 Ladies Detective Agency and 44 Scotland Street, the follow-up to My Italian Bulldozer and the new Detective Varg series.

Tickets £12.50 from Atkinson-Pryce

Please ring us or email us to reserve your tickets.  Don't delay!








Biggar Little Festival 2019



Hang on a tic... It's Just a Minute

Monday 21st October 

Corn Exchange, 7.30pm

It's back! Atkinson-Pryce Books presents this crafty combobulation, this whirligig of wicked wit, this perfect pot-pourri of paronomasia from our peerless panel. And all without repetition, hesitation or deviation... and plenty of laughter.

Tickets £7, will be available from us at Atkinson-Pryce or the BLF Box Office



Scotlands Women: A Tribute

Author Rosemary Goring and poet Gerda Stevenson in conversation.

Tuesday 22nd October

The Elphinstone, 7.30pm

Rosemary Goring's book Scotland: Her Story and Gerda Stevenson's poetry anthology Quines both look afresh at some of the remarkable women who helped shape Scotland. Come and hear what will be a fascinating discussion between these two remarkable women.

Tickets £7, available from Atkinson-Pryce or the BLF Box Office.




Best of Enemies: The war of words between two great Biggar literary figures Hugh MacDiarmid and Ian Hamilton Finlay

Wednesday 23rd October

Corn Exchange, 7.30pm

Magnus Linklater will chair a discussion between Professor Alan Riach and Professor Stephen Bann of the connections and disconnections between MacDiarmid and Finlay. Not a war of words, but a fascinating inspection of these two controversial and maverick literary giants from the twentieth century Scottish cultural scene. 

We are delighted to host this event which is kindly sponsored by Atlas Winch and Hoist. All proceeds will be shared equally between the charitable trusts of Little Sparta (SC023222) and MacDiarmid's Brownsbank (SC045987)

Tickets £10, available from Atkinson-Pryce or the BLF Box Office.




Morag Hood Workshop 

Saturday 26th October 

Biggar Library, 2pm

Award-winning children's author and illustrator Morag Hood joins us in Biggar Library for story-telling and an illustration workshop. Morag likes making stories, printing, cutting and sticking, and freshly sharpened pencils. Her favourite animal is a duck and her favourite thing to draw are eyebrows!

Morag's unique voice, wry humour and irresistable charm coupled with bold and brilliant illustrations are sure to make this an afternoon of fun for all ages.


This event is free but ticketed, please contact us in the bookshop to reserve yours.






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